(PARIS) — Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with the killing of an elderly priest in Rouen, France, last week.
Farid K, 30, was arrested on terrorist association and is a cousin of attacker Abdel Malik Petitjean, according to BBC. Jean-Philippe Steven J, 20, is under formal investigation for attempting to travel to Syria a month ago with Petitjean, BBC reports.
The two men are in custody, the Paris prosecutor’s office said according to BBC.
Petitjean and 19-year-old Adel Kermiche disrupted the church service in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray last Tuesday during morning mass and took six people hostage including a priest, nuns and parishioners. Both were killed by police outside the church after stabbing the neck and torso of Father Jacques Hamel, 86.
On Sunday, Muslims across France attended the church’s mass as a gesture of solidarity after the attack.
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Source: World News